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American Cancer Society’s First Ever Rappelling Fundraiser

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American Cancer Society’s First Ever Rappelling Fundraiser

The American Cancer Society will be hosting the first ever “Over the Edge” rappelling fundraiser in New York City. All proceeds will benefit research and patient and family services provided by ACS. Each “edger” will have to raise $1200 for the opportunity to rappel down 2 Penn Plaza- a 400 foot building. This first time event brings together the real estate community as well as adventure enthusiasts as they join forces in the fight against cancer. All participants will receive a photo, gift bag, official t-shirt and entrance to the “Landing Pad Party” for them and three guests. The Landing pad Party will include a DJ, drinks, musical entertainment, snacks and other activities.

On Friday, June 22, 2012 ten VIP rappellers, including Greg T the Frat Boy from the Elvis Duran Morning Show, Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and Season 11 “Biggest Loser” winner  Olivia Ward, will take the ropes beginning at 9 AM. On Saturday, June 23, 2012 180 “edgers” will rappel between the hours of 9 AM – 5 PM on six ropes. Anyone can sign up and rappel, and no prior climbing or rappelling experience is necessary.

Prior to the event, sponsors and VIPs will enjoy a cocktail reception at the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge in midtown, just ½ a block from the rappel site. Hope Lodge is a free housing facility for cancer patients who live over an hour away from their NYC treatment center.

For more information and to see pictures from previous Over the Edge events, visit http://community.acsevents.org/overtheedge 

About The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save live and end suffering from cancer.  As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.  We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.  As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do.  As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.  To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night at 1.800.227.2345 or visit cancer.org


Originally posted 2012-03-28 09:15:48.


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